Sunday, August 9, 2009
Same old story...
The French newspaper "Var Matin" just reported that the 31m Heesen "Matanthar' (ex Buka) ran aground rocks between Sanary sur Mer and Bandol yesterday.
Her starboard prop and her rudder were damaged as well as the hull and 10 people were evacuated from the yacht.
A 2 meter hole was seen in its hull and the French Coastguards decided not to tow the yacht to the closest port for security reason.
The French authorities closed one beach and sat up water barriers to stop leaking fuel from the hull
The tug "Laisser Aller" has started to pump out the sea water from the semi-flooded yacht.
Any suggestion about the superyacht crew training welcome...